Temporary inconvenience vs. the trip of life

Matthew Logelin, Bestselling Author & Blogger, shares his best piece of parenting advice on why it is worth putting up with temporary inconveniences in life in order to have a great family experience
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Temporary inconvenience vs. the trip of life

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The best parenting advice I could give you is to just enjoy your time with your child. I never want something that is very small and consequential to get in the way of something that can be just tremendous experience for me or for my daughter. For example, getting on an airplane with a child can me terrifying for a new parent or even the season parents, somebody who had a kid for a very long time. It is something really difficult to do and you are worried about those around you whether or not they are going to be upset your child crying. What I have learned is that, even when your child cries for the entire 8 hour trip which is almost physically impossible. The pay off once you arrived at that place, no matter where it is. it is going to be valuable for you and for your family and for your child. You don't want to forego that just because you have a bad experience, for your child cries for 8 minutes. Where you have some guy in Business Class whose really angry at you. It is something that you should be caring about, you should be caring about you child and your own experiences. The rest of it can be figured out, I mean you can buy drinks for those around you and make them feel better and comfortable.

Matthew Logelin, Bestselling Author & Blogger, shares his best piece of parenting advice on why it is worth putting up with temporary inconveniences in life in order to have a great family experience

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Matthew Logelin

Bestselling Author & Blogger

Matthew Logelin is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Two Kisses for Maddy, as well as the acclaimed and award-winning blog, Matt, Liz, & Madeline. His essays have been featured in the Huffington Post, Glamour Magazine, Mamalode Magazine, and The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.

Two Kisses for Maddy was the winner of the Goodreads Choice Award in the Best Memoir & Autobiography category, 2011, has been translated to four languages and was recently optioned by the Lifetime network, to be adapted for the small screen by Marta Kauffman (Friends) and Denise DiNovi (Crazy, Stupid Love; The Lucky One).

Matt is also the founder and president of The Liz Logelin Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in honor of his late wife, with the sole purpose of providing hope for young widowed families (regardless of marital status or sexual orientation) through financial assistance and necessary resources. Since its founding in 2009, The Liz Logelin Foundation has given grants to more than 120 families. Most importantly, Matt is the father to four-year-old Madeline. His toughest critic most days, she is also his biggest fan. He spends his days helping her refine her taste in music and books. They live in Los Angeles but travel often to see as much of the world as possible. 

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